While many see Southampton as a university town or a gateway to the Isle of Wight, this Hampshire hub is also a destination in its own right. It's seen plenty of maritime action over the years, including the departure of the ill-fated Titanic, whose tragic story is recounted at the SeaCity Museum.

There's more, though. At the Southampton City Art Gallery, you can browse its impressive collection of modern British works. Or, you can get up close to vintage Spitfires at the Solent Sky Museum. After an afternoon of sightseeing, you can dive into one of the airy restaurants for a bite to eat or catch one of the city's shows.

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  • 5 Best Places to Go Shopping in Southampton

    The shopping in Southampton reflects the city’s past as one of England’s main port cities. It’s not just nautical associations, though, as it has a contemporary allure for visitors and locals alike with its malls and boutiques. Its rich cultural heritage allows you to enjoy shopping while admiring its medieval architecture. With shopping centres that house both high street and independent...

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Where to go & what to do at night in Southampton

  • 5 Best Nightlife in Southampton

    The nightlife in Southampton includes a lively network of pubs, bars, and clubs for those seeking to extend their day’s experience with more dining, dancing, and drinking. From a 1920s-inspired speakeasy to a superclub featuring destination-themed rooms, this south-coast port city offers an exciting array of experiences to enjoy after your evening meal. The atmosphere varies a lot from one venue...

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  • Southampton Travel Essentials

    Our Southampton Travel Essentials lays out the essential information you need to help you plan your trip to one of the most popular destinations in Hampshire, England. No matter how frequently you travel, some questions will always need answers: What’s the weather like? How can I get from Southampton International Airport to my hotel? What currency and type of plug...

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